The Russian collusion investigation has dominated Washington for nearly two years.
Journalists are sure there is evidence lurking just around the corner that will implicate Donald Trump in a treasonous conspiracy with the Russians.
Obama’s top spy gave one interview where he spilled the beans on what really happened with Trump and Russia.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper conducted an interview with the left-wing website Vox to promote his new book.
The Vox reporter quizzed Clapper on if he believed the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
Clapper let the air out of the collusion balloon by saying that when he was Director of National Intelligence – as well as a private citizen – he had not seen any smoking gun evidence that proved collusion.
The former Director of National Intelligence told Vox:
Well, I certainly wondered about it when I saw the frequency of meetings between people in the Trump campaign and people with ties to the Russian government. And we’ve learned a lot about these and other connections since we published that intelligence community report in January 2017. But I saw no smoking-gun evidence of collusion before I left the government, and I still haven’t. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence and reasons to be suspicious, but no smoking gun as of yet.
My hope is that special counsel Robert Mueller and his team will resolve this one way or the other. The country badly needs a resolution on this issue because it hangs over us like a cloud right now. I’m certainly not saying there was no collusion; I just haven’t seen any direct evidence of it yet.
If anyone was in a position to see evidence of collusion it was Clapper.
And despite months of investigation while he was in the Obama administration – which continued on for another 16 months since Trump took office – even die-hard Trump haters like Clapper have been forced to admit there is no evidence of collusion.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.